An unhinged New Jersey woman had authorities out in force at Newark Airport on Saturday after accusing her husband of plotting to blow up a plane. But there was no bomb or plot, just a woman who didn’t want her husband flying to Paris without her.
Eunice Ukaegbu, 50, called police to report her husband, Okieze Ukaegbu, 58, because they’d just had a fight and she didn’t want her husband leaving the country without her.
“It looks like that marriage went up in flames,” a law-enforcement official said.
Eunice allegedly told cops that her husband was planning to blow up the Delta flight to Paris he was scheduled to be on.
“He told me he was going to blow up the airplane,” she told The New York Post. “I went through his suitcase — and I panicked.”
She said it was her duty to rat him out.
“I did what an honest citizen would do,” she said.
Eunice said she was worried because her husband had become distant, so she tried to search his suitcase, and when she couldn’t get it open, she called police.
“He is a little secretive,” Eunice said.
When the cops arrived at Eunice’s house, her husband had already left for the airport, but their daughter called to alert her father that the police were going to intercept him at the airport.
Okieze waited at the gate until police arrived, then told them that his wife has “an alcohol problem.”
Even though he’d already passed through security, police took him into custody.
Police have released Okieze and now plan to charge his wife.